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Old 02-24-2010, 06:27 PM   #21
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Triumph should go to a liter bike, heck BMW has one!

Hell yeah! Harley needs to buy a sportbike company too! How did that one work out for everyone?
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Old 02-25-2010, 07:00 AM   #22
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Ken,

Oooooo! The new Yamaha! (Probably not available in the U.S.)

2011 Yamaha XT1200Z Super Ténéré Unveiled

I just don't think Triumph would build a completely new bike like that one. 'Course, then again...

I'm guessing they take the 675 and make a Tiger Cub out of it. You know, 'de-tune' the engine for better torque, new suspenders, etc.

Does anyone really want a globe-trotter with a shaft drive? Sure, they are lower maintenance, but they are also fairly non-repairable on the road.
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:30 AM   #23
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The way Triumph builds their engines so over-engineered, there has got to be a lot of power in the 1050 they aren't using.
The 1050 engine's architecture is quite old, so I anticipate an entirely new power unit that is lighter and physically smaller, plus with a totally new cylinder head design. Perhaps a 1099cc displacement, which would fall between WSB's rules for 1000cc Fours and 1200cc Twins.
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Old 02-25-2010, 01:35 PM   #24
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Does anyone really want a globe-trotter with a shaft drive? Sure, they are lower maintenance, but they are also fairly non-repairable on the road.
What's the big deal? Shaft drives are indestructible... so I've been told.







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What's the big deal? Shaft drives are indestructible... so I've been told.


Them BMW's have 'em and they're Legendary, just ask 'em......
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Them BMW's have 'em and they're Legendary, just ask 'em......
LOL! I accidentally surfed into the BMW F800 board and read a bunch of stuff about how all those BMW drive failures never happened. That;s right. Those stories are all lies! They were all phony stories invented by Harley riders!

Some of these model specific sites are fever swamps of self-delusion. "The F800 is the greatest bike ever made and BMW the greatest manufacturer in history blah blah blah." And then they talk about the piston slap problems common to the greatest bike built by that greatest manufacturer.

Should someone mention the sidestands that the "greatest manufacturer ever" installed in the '80s? Maybe Harley riders were covertly making all those Beemers fall over in the parking lot.
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Old 02-26-2010, 05:32 AM   #27
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Ken,

Oooooo! The new Yamaha! (Probably not available in the U.S.)

2011 Yamaha XT1200Z Super Ténéré Unveiled
It sure it a nice looking bike, and it has all the right ingredients to appeal to the ADV crowd. The only thing I wonder about is the 1200cc parallel twin engine. Why'd they choose that? The configuration isn't inherently smooth; I assume there's at least one balance shaft in there; maybe 2. However, it has to be vastly better than a boxer-twin layout.
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It sure it a nice looking bike, and it has all the right ingredients to appeal to the ADV crowd. The only thing I wonder about is the 1200cc parallel twin engine. Why'd they choose that? The configuration isn't inherently smooth; I assume there's at least one balance shaft in there; maybe 2. However, it has to be vastly better than a boxer-twin layout.
Parallel twins are less expensive to produce because of the shared cylinder head. The engines are also more compact and potentially lighter. All advertising pluses in a bike that pretends to have off road capability.
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LOL! I accidentally surfed into the BMW F800 board
"Accidently surfed"... sure....that's what my kid said when I saw boobs.com in his browser history.

"Ya see Dad, I wasn't really trying to see boobs, I was looking for a game called "Boobs" and then all these naked ladies were on my screen."
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Parallel twins are less expensive to produce because of the shared cylinder head. The engines are also more compact and potentially lighter. All advertising pluses in a bike that pretends to have off road capability.

Yeah Right....how are they going to squeeze two pistons into one cylinder head?....Jeeze....go ahead and pull the other leg eh?
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